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Staff Nurse - A&E - EDGH

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, A&E nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are very busy Emergency Department, treating on average 50,000 patients a year. We are looking for a Band 5 Staff Nurse to join our pro-active and dynamic team.

Every day we value great team work and respect, making sure our patients come first, delivering safe and high quality care, being responsible and accountable and ensuring everyone's contribution counts.

This is both an extremely exciting opportunity and time for new staff to join us on our journey towards outstanding. We have an Advanced Nurse Practitioner service and we are keen to grow our own workforce and watch our staff progress into autonomous roles such as Advanced Nurse Practitioners and Emergency Nurse Practitioners. Our amazing Emergency Nurse Practitioners Service which sees approx. 25% of all our attendances, We have a range of different skilled adult nurses and dedicated paediatric nurses who are all enthusiastic to share their vast experience and knowledge with you. The Head of Nursing, Matrons, Sister & Charge Nurses also work clinically to ensure high quality care is delivered to our patients and that staff are continually supported in all areas. We have also developed welfare teams so there is always somebody to listen and support you.

Main duties of the job

To participate within the multi-disciplinary team in delivering appropriate safe patient care in a timely fashion working towards the role of Team Leader providing clinical expertise ensuring the delivery of appropriate safe patient care.

About us

We are proud to provide 'Outstanding' care and be a great place to work

We provide safe, compassionate and high quality care to half a million people living or visiting East Sussex. We are one of the largest organisations in East Sussex, the only integrated provider of acute and community care in Sussex. Our extensive services are provided by 7000 + members of staff working from acute hospitals in Hastings and Eastbourne, three community hospitals in Bexhill, Rye and Uckfield, over 100 community sites and in people's own homes.

In 2020 the Care Quality Commission rated us as 'Good' overall, and 'Outstanding' for being caring and effective. The Conquest Hospital and our Community Services are rated 'Outstanding'. Eastbourne DGH rated 'Good'.

In 2020, the Trust launched its ambitious 'Building for our Future' programme. This once in a lifetime programme aims to repair, redevelop and expand our hospitals, transforming the environment in which we provide care for generations to come.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are dedicated to training and education and have strong links to Greenwich, Brighton and Canterbury Universities for both degree and masters courses. We offer a range of courses to suit our staff needs Advanced physical and paediatric assessment, mentorship, and the full range of resuscitation council courses ATLS, EPLS, PILS, ILS, ALS. During your induction you will be invited to a skills week which is an in house course run by the ED Matrons where you will learn the essentials to work within our EDs this comprises of intraosseous access, care of the sick child, ILS, PILS. These skills weeks will be repeated during the year with content that the staff request to be taught. We have highly experienced Practice Development Nurses, one of which won Mentor of the Year Award, and we have been nominated Team of the Year by the students we supported in the past. They will work closely with you in all areas of the ED triage, majors, minors, resuscitation,

Please refer to the job description attached. For any further questions or queries, please contact the appointed manager of the vacancy.

Person Specification



  • Evidence of diploma level / degree level study
  • Registered General Nurse on the NMC register
  • Evidence of continual professional development


  • ECDL Qualification



  • Generic pre-registration experience in a care environment
  • An understanding of the NHS
  • Ability to undertake further training and development
  • Knowledge of quality, audit and research


  • Previous experience of chosen speciality
  • Previous experience of working in a hospital setting

Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


Eastbourne DGH

Kings Drive


BN21 2UD

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